Events by Month

October 2019

October 5, 2019

The Players Club

10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Enjoy a tour of the historic Players Playhouse, the place where highly-acclaimed one-act plays in the Shakespearean tradition were performed only by male actors. Delight in the tales and architecture of this Jefferson Avenue gem.

October 7, 2019

Belle Isle By Bus Tour

10:00am to 2:55pm

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

New tour!

Learn the island’s history, see the statues and buildings that have made it a summer destination for metro Detroiters for centuries, and hear about how we came to have such a magnificent fountain. This comprehensive tour will give you a new appreciation for one of the city’s gems.

October 12, 2019

Collections Resource Center - a.m. tour

10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Explore the Detroit Historical Society’s collections – with over 250,000 artifacts that represent more than 300 years of our region’s unique history. Our curatorial and collections team will introduce you to an incredible selection of the Society’s images, paintings and artifacts related to architecture, fashion, industry, Great Lakes history, sports and of course, cars. See what made Detroit “the city where life is worth living.”

October 12, 2019

Educator Open House

11:00am to 2:55pm

Join us for drop-in sessions and information about our museum offerings for your classroom!
Our annual open house is designed to personally connect with you - our education community. It’s our version of back-to-school fun — but for the adults in the room!

 Come sample our programs,

October 12, 2019

Collections Resource Center - p.m. tour

1:30pm to 2:55pm

Limited tickets still available!

Explore the Detroit Historical Society’s collections – with over 250,000 artifacts that represent more than 300 years of our region’s unique history. Our curatorial and collections team will introduce you to an incredible selection of the Society’s images, paintings and artifacts related to architecture, fashion, industry, Great Lakes history, sports and of course, cars. See what made Detroit “the city where life is worth living.”

October 12, 2019

Fall Film Series: Poletown Lives

3:00pm to 4:55pm

Poletown Lives” tells the story of residents fighting to keep their neighborhood from being bulldozed for a GM plant that, in 2018, the company announced it has plans to close.The 1983 film documents the story of Poletown and the neighborhood protests around its scheduled demolition.

Director George Corseti will engage a lively Q& A session at the conclusion of the film (during the Saturday screening only).

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

Fall Film Series: Poletown Lives

3:00pm to 4:55pm

Poletown Lives” tells the story of residents fighting to keep their neighborhood from being bulldozed for a GM plant that, in 2018, the company announced it has plans to close.The 1983 film documents the story of Poletown and the neighborhood protests around its scheduled demolition.

Director George Corseti will engage a lively Q& A session at the conclusion of the film (during the Saturday screening only).

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

October 13, 2019

Fall Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

 

*Please note that this month's film will only be shown on Sunday due to a scheduling conflict.

Fall Film Series: Superior Lights on the Shipwreck Coast

2:00pm to 2:55pm

In 1877, the U.S. Life-Saving Service opened four life-saving stations along a coast, often called the “Graveyard of the Great Lakes.” Stations were opened at Vermillion Point, Crisp Point, Big Two Hearted River and Sucker River/Deer Park. More shipwrecks occurred along this stretch of coastline than anywhere else on Lake Superior.

Admission is FREE. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 58 minutes.

 

*Please note that this month's film will only be shown on Sunday due to a scheduling conflict.

October 13, 2019

Fall Film Series: Poletown Lives

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Poletown Lives” tells the story of residents fighting to keep their neighborhood from being bulldozed for a GM plant that, in 2018, the company announced it has plans to close.The 1983 film documents the story of Poletown and the neighborhood protests around its scheduled demolition.

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

Fall Film Series: Poletown Lives

3:00pm to 3:55pm

Poletown Lives” tells the story of residents fighting to keep their neighborhood from being bulldozed for a GM plant that, in 2018, the company announced it has plans to close.The 1983 film documents the story of Poletown and the neighborhood protests around its scheduled demolition.

Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Admission is FREE.

October 17, 2019

Third Thursday Speaker Series: More Than a Place

5:30pm to 7:55pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please contact us at 313.833.1801.

 

More Than a Place Exhibition Opening & Panel Discussion

October 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Third Thursday Speaker Series: More Than a Place

5:30pm to 7:55pm

Attendance is free, but pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited for this popular series. To register for a presentation, please contact us at 313.833.1801.

 

More Than a Place Exhibition Opening & Panel Discussion

October 17, 2019, 5:30 – 8 p.m.

October 18, 2019

Shinola

10:00am to 11:30am

This tour is SOLD OUT! Call 313.833.1801 for wait list information.

Friday tour!

October 21, 2019

Course of History Golf Outing

9:00am to 6:55pm

Monday, October 21

Detroit Golf Club

9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

The Detroit Historical Society proudly presents the inaugural Course of History Golf Classic. This premier event will begin with a continental breakfast, Bloody Mary bar, and coffee bar before teeing off at the historic Detroit Golf Club, featured this summer as a part of the PGA tour. After an enjoyable day of golf players will congregate in the ballroom for drinks, dinner, silent auction and awards ceremony.

October 24, 2019

Tribute to Cliff Russell

6:00pm to 8:55pm

One of Detroit’s greatest supporters, a veteran journalist and community activist, Cliff Russell was a man “who loved Detroit.”

 

October 24, 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI  48202

Evening includes: Dinner, Program and Music by The James Russell Project 

Tribute to Cliff Russell

6:00pm to 8:55pm

One of Detroit’s greatest supporters, a veteran journalist and community activist, Cliff Russell was a man “who loved Detroit.”

 

October 24, 2019

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI  48202

Evening includes: Dinner, Program and Music by The James Russell Project 

October 26, 2019

Bring Your Block Club

1:00pm to 4:55pm

In our continued series, neighborhood associations and block clubs serving the City of Detroit are invited to host their next meeting at Detroit Historical Museum and see our newest exhibition, "Southwest Detroit: More Than A Place."

  

This visit includes:
- Free admission to the museum
- Complimentary on-site meeting space

All are welcome!

Space is limited and reservations required. To reserve a meeting time, contact Kalisha Davis: kalishad@detroithistorical.org or 313.833.4306.

October 27, 2019

Treats in the Streets

12:00pm to 3:55pm

Admission is free!

Treats in the Streets is back at the Detroit Historical Museum on Sunday, October 27 with a spooktacular array of activities for the entire family.

Go on the candy hunt, be a history adventurer, enjoy cider and doughnuts with family, and make new friends while playing fun games. Come wearing your favorite costume for a day of spooktastic delight with lots of sweets treats, prizes, entertainment and not a trick in sight.

Photo by George Young.